Promoting the Development, Achievement and Persistence of Students from Diverse Backgrounds

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Event Date/Time: Sep 30, 2010 End Date/Time: Sep 30, 2010
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Promoting the Development, Achievement and Persistence of Students from Diverse Backgrounds September 30, 1:00-2:30pm EDT online webinar Host: Innovative Educators etention_p/61 2.htm NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event date. The recording is included and is accessible for one full year. OVERVIEW This intensive workshop will share effective theory-based programmatic and individual interventions that have resulted in campus environments of support that increase persistence for students of color. The primary focus will be on students who are Asian Pacific American, Black/African American, Latino, and Native American/First Nations. In addition to providing an overview of theories that are critical to student success (e.g., Validation Theory, Attribution Theory, Resilience), the session will provide individual and programmatic strategies that can enable educators to support and challenge students to take greater responsibility for their own learning, development, and persistence. OBJECTIVES In addition to being provided with a wide range of information regarding demographic, educational attainments and other issues related to multicultural/students of color, participants will be provided with strategies that will allow them to: · Develop and utilize culturally appropriate individual and programmatic interventions based on theory and effective practices. · Assist students to shift attributions from ability to background as a critical element in student success. · Assist students to shift from being ego involved to becoming task involved. · Assist students to achieve a strong sense of their own identity and capacity to develop and actualize their personal, educational, and career goals. · Assist students and faculty to employ the 0- 100% Teaching and Advising Method as a means for promoting greater student responsibility for learning. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? *Instructional faculty at 2 and 4 year schools, public and private institutions *Instructional deans *Counselors *Academic advisors *Coaches *Administrators *Resident hall staff WHO IS THE SPEAKER? Thomas Brown--a lifelong student and academic affairs educator with an impressive record of effectiveness in creating academic and student affairs programs that promote increased learning, achievement, and success. Tom served as Dean of Advising Services/Special Program at Saint Mary’s College of California, where he developed and implemented individual offices for Asian Pacific American, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino/a. and International Students. Tom Brown served as chair and co-chair of the Multicultural Concerns Commission and as Vice- President of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). He has presented extensively on this topic as a consultant to numerours two- and four-year campuses, as well as having delivered keynote addresses, workshops, and concurrent sessions at a wide range of professional conferences (e.g., Noel Levitz, FYE, NACADA). Tom is currently Managing Principal of a consulting network that assists campuses to increase student success, build inclusive communities, and manage change ( His work is based on an integration of theories, research findings, and practical experience that makes a real difference for individuals and institutions. Enquiries: